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Lake Oroville Marina & Forever Resorts are a California Dreaming Vacation

Dueling Forerver Resorts Houseboats and Lupine Credt Barbara L Steinberg 2013Families, friends, and romantic interests will love Lake Oroville Marina at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area/Lime Saddle Recreation Area. Getaway...really away...and enjoy the best boating, fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing and more! With 167 miles of forested shoreline, come prepared to get lost in nature.

Have your own boat? Outstanding. If not, Lake Oroville Marina is fully-equipped and 5-star staff is there to serve. Watercraft rentals -- party, fishing and power boats, personal watercraft -- or houseboat rentals, there is absolutely something for everyone including wave board rentals and tubing.

We enjoyed three days and two nights of Forever Resorts houseboating pleasure. Home was never like this! In fact, our 4-bedroom houseboat was larger than my first home. Waking up on the water...there's nothing quite like it. Not my first houseboating experience and I hope it won't be my last.

Kitchen and eating area of Forever Resorts houseboat Credit Barbara L SteinbergThe houseboats have all the amenities and are fully equipped. You just show-up with food and drink and away you go. Great for groups who can share the costs -- very economical.  Nothing more incredible than starlit skies, quiet nights, or sunrise and sunset over the lake.

If you have your own fishing boat, bring it along. Lake Oroville provides world-class fishing opportunities. Plus, wonderful to explore the various arms of the Feather River and stunning waterfalls. The lake temps are the perfect chill for a warm summer day. Even the most experience anglers long for good fishing guides. Ron Gandolfi, Oroville Lake Bass Guide, is the man you want! Ron knows every inch of the lake and provides everything you need for the perfect day angling.  He's also an accomplished fly-fisherman! Half- and full-day guide trips available.

Floating, boat-in and group camping managed by California State Parks. Nearby Chico and historic Oroville provide other diversions, too. If you're feeling lucky, check out Gold Country Casino & Hotel. They also offer dinner cruises on Lake Oroville from Bidwell Canyon Marina. Enjoy gourmet food and wine along with upclose views of Lake Oroville Dam -- the tallest earthen dam in the United States.

Lake Oroville Marina is managed by Forever Resorts an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and state and public agencies, and operates under special use permits with the USDA Forest Service. They are an excellent host!